21 February 2003 Testing the CHARA telescopes
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In this paper we describe the telescope optics, manufacturing tolerances and the geometric alignment procedure of the CHARA telescopes. We also report on our efforts to test and refine the alignment of the telescopes by implementing the curvature sensing method. The results of the first experiments on telescope W1 show that we can get consistent results with this method. We also found a slight distortion caused by the lateral support of the primary mirror.
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Laszlo Sturmann, Stephen T. Ridgway, Judit Sturmann, Theo Armand ten Brummelaar, Nils Henning Turner, Harold A. McAlister, "Testing the CHARA telescopes", Proc. SPIE 4838, Interferometry for Optical Astronomy II, (21 February 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.459089; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.459089
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